Compare 2011 Ford Ranger vs 2011 Suzuki Equator

2011 Ford Ranger
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2WD Reg Cab 112" XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 22 27 $17,187 $18,160
2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 22 27 $17,880 $19,120
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 22 27 $18,747 $19,855
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 22 27 $19,353 $20,740
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $20,887 $22,425
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 21 $21,082 $22,640
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $21,861 $23,495
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $23,285 $25,060
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $24,204 $26,070
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2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual 19 23 $16,891 $17,595
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual Comfort 19 23 $18,238 $18,999
2WD Ext Cab I4 Automatic Premium 17 22 $21,483 $22,379
2WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $24,075 $25,079
4WD Ext Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $24,747 $25,779
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Long Bed Sport 15 19 $26,955 $28,079
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic RMZ-4 15 19 $27,792 $28,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,187
$16,891
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,160
$17,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Suzuki Equator is a good match for weekend active types and busy hobbyists, thanks to its innovative cargo solutions and tough off-road ability.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 58.3
Passenger Capacity
3 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 55.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 55.0
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 25.4
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.9 7.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
81.8 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.2 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
44.0 48.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 125.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.9 7.6
Cab to Axle (in)
37.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 72.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
29.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
34.0 31.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
33.0 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
107.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
189.4 206.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.4 27.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.5 44.4
Tailgate Width (in)
52.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.7 73.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
16.5 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.28 x 0.39 11.1 x 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x 0.39 11.3 x 0.7
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
22.0 - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1594 NA
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P225/70R15 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
765 NA
Spare Tire Size
Mini Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1594 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
765 NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15 P235/75R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
4800 - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2350 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1384 1696
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4300 4690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2400 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1752 1990
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Mini NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 9.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 550
Maximum Alternator Watts
1350 NA
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 3750 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99D NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5250 152 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.58
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
9.0 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.81
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.08
Trans Order Code
44R NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab 6' Styleside Pickup
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger Suzuki Equator
Body Code
111.5" WB 125.9
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2350 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 NA
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating Solid
Suspension Type - Front
SLA w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2750 NA
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 NA
Axle Type - Front
Twin-Forged SLA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35.1 NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Box Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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